Firefighters protest outside parliament in London on December 6. More than 33,000 firefighters are set to vote whether to strike over a pay rise offer of 5 per cent. Firefighters marched to Parliament to bring their dispute to Westminster. Photo: EPA-EFE
Firefighters protest outside parliament in London on December 6. More than 33,000 firefighters are set to vote whether to strike over a pay rise offer of 5 per cent. Firefighters marched to Parliament to bring their dispute to Westminster. Photo: EPA-EFE
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Why Hong Kong could be rare exception to coming global winter of discontent despite recession

  • Economists seem convinced the global economy is going to suffer mightily as government, household, corporate and financial-sector debt come home to roost
  • Hong Kong is in recession, but its negligible debt and inflation levels mean its winter could be less discontented than many others

Firefighters protest outside parliament in London on December 6. More than 33,000 firefighters are set to vote whether to strike over a pay rise offer of 5 per cent. Firefighters marched to Parliament to bring their dispute to Westminster. Photo: EPA-EFE